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Code Platoon

Online, Chicago
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About Code Platoon

Location: Online, Chicago

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

Courses

Web Developer

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects:
Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Web Developer Part-Time

Cost: $15,500
Duration: 35 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects:
Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.97/5 (88 reviews)

Phillip Hall
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/17/2022

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"Challenging, but rewarding"

This was a great experience, challenging but very well structured and its clear that the entire staff and instructors are interested and invested in providing a great learning experience and improving constantly. Highly recommend to anyone looking to... Read More

Porfirio Agramonte
Graduated: 2022

5/16/2022

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"Hard work, but they don't call it a bootcamp for nothing!"

Code Platoon is an amazing resource for veterans and veteran spouses. The program and instructers were top tier, but their commitment to make the camp accessible to any vet/spouse who wants to join is what impressed me most. We were taught industry standard... Read More

Amy Thomas
Software engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/16/2022

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"Great experience !"

Pros: Learned a lot in a short time, prepared to apply for some high paying positions, one lesson builds on the previous one, awesome instructors and students and teacher assistance. Lots of materials to prepare for the application and the class itself.... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/5/2022

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"A great program"

Code platoon is an amazing program that provides a strong curriculum, top tier instructors, and informative guest speakers to transitioning veterans looking to get started in the tech industry. All students can find success through code platoon if they... Read More

Zachary Blackburn
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

4/4/2022

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"Awesome Experience - I recommend all veterans to apply"

Code Platoon is honest when they tell you it will be difficult, but you’re stacking a whole lot of knowledge into a few months. Regardless, it was the best decision of my life. I went from level 0 knowledge to being able to create fullstack applications,... Read More

Vincent Brunstad
Software Engineer II | Graduated: 2021

4/1/2022

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"Outstanding Course"

Code platoon was the first time in a classroom setting that I truly felt I was being taught the skills I would leave that room and use in a workplace. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering and I feel that I learned more practical knowledge in the 14 weeks... Read More

Stephen Sun
Graduated: 2021

2/23/2022

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"Military Veterans looking to step into the tech world"

Code Platoon's Bootcamp is a non-profit organization designed to help military veterans or their spouses transition into the tech industry. Code Platoon's cohort offers plenty of options to help pay for tuition such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, VET TEC and... Read More

Kana
Graduated: 2022

2/22/2022

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"Tough, but great experience"

Attending Code Platoon was a great experience. The instructors and executive director are always looking to make the program better with each cohort and it shows in the resulting course. As you would expect, the pace of learning is very quick and sometime... Read More

Michael Robertson
Veteran | Graduated: 2022

2/3/2022

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"Absolutely Outstanding"

An extremely professional organization, dedicated to making every day of the course useful and productive. Course material is 90% learning things you'll need to get through interviews then hit the ground running and 10% "here is the world of coding" so... Read More

Adam Z
Data Science Engineer | Graduated: 2021

2/1/2022

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"Excellent Experience"

Code Platoon was an excellent experience. They do a great job training students of all skill levels and I felt fully supported the entire time! The program is top notch! Pros: -Great Instructors -Great Staff -Great Support Cons: -The course is intense,... Read More

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